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Old 09-24-2012, 10:13 PM
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I don't know that I can improve upon Mike D'Angelo's description of Holy Motors as "some kind of bugfuck masterpiece." It's a thrillingly inventive and joyous celebration of performance that I don't think takes itself too seriously and may or may not "make sense" in traditional terms. As an allegory of the civil unrest and oppression in Burma, it's incredibly clever though likely too subtle and oblique for many viewers. As a series of connected vignettes that are bold, unpredictable, and mostly very well staged it kept my attention and a grin on my face nearly the whole way through.
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